Regardless of dietary restrictions, food preferences or anything else that may stand in the way of enjoying a new culture’s cuisine, there is one culinary rule almost everyone can agree on: No matter where you go, you have to try the snacks! For both the well-traveled who long to revisit favorite snacks from abroad and those who can’t get out as often as they and their stomachs would prefer, is the subscription box service of every snacker’s dreams.
Featuring a box of curated snacks from a different country each month, Universal Yums subscriptions come in three sizes —Yum (at least six snacks), Yum Yum (at least 12 snacks), and Super Yum (at least 20 snacks) — for $25 per month, automatically renewed monthly until canceled. Annual memberships come with a small savings per box, and subscription gifts come in one-, three-, six- or 12-month options. Snacks generally include a country’s signature chips, cookies, crackers and a Yum bag featuring an assortment of candies and other unique sweets from the destination of the month. Each box contains a booklet detailing the snacks along with trivia and games featuring the current country, and larger boxes come with additional bonus content like recipes and additional trivia.
Aside from being invariably delicious, Universal Yums is just plain fun, from the hints on the outside of the box to the information, trivia and snack-rating chart inside. It replaces armchair travel with kitchen table travel, bringing tasty pieces of the world directly to your home each month.
Asian countries are known for street food. From pad Thai in Bangkok to pho and dumplings in Vietnam, it wouldn’t be a trip to Asia without sampling some of the food cooked right outside your hotel’s doors. Before sampling this world-famous style of cuisine, brush up on the following tips to ensure you don’t commit a culinary faux pas.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Celebrated as a rich, historical and cultural center, Rome attracts scores of visitors every year. However, the capital of Italy isn’t known for its cheap price tag and budget accommodations. Luxury accommodations and upscale boutique hotels are the norm, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find your own secret budget stays in and around the city. Here’s where to start your search.
My husband and I arrived to Kenwood Inn & Spa about an hour before check-in time and luckily our room was ready. The front desk attendant asked if we need assistance with our luggage, then escorted us to our room. Along the way, she pointed out the rooms past the lobby where the daily complimentary breakfast is served, as well as complimentary wine tastings. I enjoyed a glass of welcome Champagne as we made our way to the room.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.